Monday, February 22, 2010

The Bible and the Pain of Infertility

I could identify with so many of the things I read in this article, The Bible and the Pain of Infertility. The most profound thing I've been learning lately is mentioned in Part II. Philip Monroe asks, "What does godly living look like when I am angry?" Then, he answers, "Without violating the fruit of the Spirit, Godly anger is directed at the real problem--the results of the Fall. Sin has destroyed the peace we have with God and the peace we have in our world. It's okay to be angry about that." This article gives Christians permission to feel sad or angry about the infertility they're experiencing (or have experienced), and really helped me to understand why I grieved so deeply. Please take the time to read it. It will bring you a great deal of encouragement.